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mr.maroonsalty
02/01/2014, 07:40 AM
In W1 it sounds like a higher pitch cell phone buzz tone pulsing in a purse, w2-3 it hums it's own version of doh, re, mi, so, la, ti, la, so... I have it in else mode just to break the monotony. Boy just this moment said "Dad I'm not making this up, that thing sounds like a kind of vibraphone." Before going back to FS, is this normal or not; so far in other places I have 1 yes, 2 no.

FullBoreReefer
02/01/2014, 07:57 AM
What speed are you using with mode W1? I have a wp25 on W1 S1 (full blast) and it's damn near silent when everything else is running. By itself you can barely hear a small on off clicking noise...

meshwheel
02/01/2014, 08:01 AM
Move the outside motor until it makes it quieter. I cannot hear mine at all.

meshwheel
02/01/2014, 08:01 AM
If that does not help, turn the TV up..............................LOL

FullBoreReefer
02/01/2014, 08:03 AM
Move the outside motor until it makes it quieter. I cannot hear mine at all.

Outside motor?

I think your referring to the Vortech MP40. Not the Jebao WP40...???

stancfii
02/01/2014, 09:13 AM
It depends on what other background noise you have going on. My 40b is in our bedroom, and I have a wp-10 on it. With the ceiling fan on, we can't hear it. If the fan is off, my wife says it sounds like a neighbor is using a lawn mower. They are louder when they get something in them, and they require regular cleaning. If you don't, the cheap plastic caps on the end of the shaft gets chewed up and they stop working until you buy a new one (happened w my wp-40).

stancfii
02/01/2014, 09:17 AM
But yes, the 40s are loud (both mp and wp) if you don't have much white noise in the room. Your best option is to pick one constant flow setting and clean it regularly.

GroktheCube
02/01/2014, 11:25 AM
Mine got very loud after a couple months. I switched it out for a 6105 and use it as a mixing pump.

WatercolorsGuy
02/01/2014, 11:33 AM
I have two wp40s and two wp25s...All quieter than the MP10 I have going...

Wills612
02/01/2014, 11:36 AM
My wp25 hummed as it ramped up for the first 2 days or so, then it became pretty much silent. My wp10 was pretty quiet right from the get go.

SGT_York
02/01/2014, 12:21 PM
Mine is unnoticeable, and I have a fairly quiet tank, normal computer fans are louder.

psyrob
02/01/2014, 12:29 PM
Wp25 is quieter than the computer fans in my hood...I have to really concerns rate to hear the pump at all..

Bsudar
02/01/2014, 12:40 PM
My wp40 was almost silent from the beginning then after a few weeks I could hear the pulse in w1 which since has disappeared for the past couple months. I'm pretty anal about the noise coming from the tank... Never heard any humming or vibration though... Maybe there is something in between the internal magnet and motor housing? Mine has a little gap with spacers to stop vibration transfer.

michaellee64
02/01/2014, 01:40 PM
Make sure that the front and back bushing inside the pump are seated all the way. It's usually the front bushing not being seated and will cause the pump to be loud. I am running 3 WP-40's and 3 WP-25's at the moment and love these pumps. The 40's can be a little loud in the beginning, but will quiet down after breaking in. I don't even notice mine anymore.

albano
02/01/2014, 05:02 PM
WP40 loud! Wife yelled "NOT HAPPENING"
Wow!... Where's she gonna live now?

:rolleyes:

maddmaxx
02/01/2014, 05:03 PM
Wow!... Where's she gonna live now?

:rolleyes:

hahaha

meshwheel
02/01/2014, 05:21 PM
Sorry my bad...............OHHHHH JEBAO!!! Run it until it dies. Which will not take long. Go buy Vortech or Tunze. Wife love you loooooong time.
That whole company has infringed on copyrights here and Germany................

Timber77
02/01/2014, 06:15 PM
i have had 2 for 11 months, and added another pair for 7 months so far they are silent , I run them off an reef angel , so don't have experience with the factory settings. my mp 40 is way louder, especially as it ages, would buy a new wet side, but since the wp 40s are cheaper than the wet side, will probably just get another wp 40 to replace it. Make sure the shaft is seated right and no sand in the pump. or maybe you got a defective pump if its brand new and the rubber where it holds the shaft is good.

mr.maroonsalty
02/01/2014, 06:52 PM
I can hear it holding it in my hand out of the holder. I'm not looking for another constant flow pump, or another to live with, so we will see what FS will do to take care of this. I am digging the random flow setting even though I'm uncertain the tank needs all that energy swirling around. I was really hoping these pumps were as good as all the hype.

Timber77
02/01/2014, 07:01 PM
return it and get a replacement, they are good little pumps.

evolutionZ
02/01/2014, 07:35 PM
they are dead silent, mp10/40 on the otherhand, cannot be comapared to the jebaos.

shifty51008
02/01/2014, 08:02 PM
Sorry my bad...............OHHHHH JEBAO!!! Run it until it dies. Which will not take long. Go buy Vortech or Tunze. Wife love you loooooong time.
That whole company has infringed on copyrights here and Germany................

and how do you know it won't take long to die? I have seen mp's die a few months out of the box. just because they are cheaper doesn't make them any worse than spendy pumps, they all have some bad things.

have you checked the bushings in each end? my wp40's had a slight winding noise and my 25's were silent but either pump couldn't be heard a foot away from the tank.

James77
02/01/2014, 08:44 PM
Any piece of equipment can fail...but some are more proven than others.

Edit...I actually thought the OP was talking about Vortechs...not sure how I got confused there :rolleyes:

shifty51008
02/01/2014, 08:48 PM
Any piece of equipment can fail...but some are more proven than others.

I agree, like my 9+y/o tunze's :D

Bpb
02/01/2014, 10:58 PM
Lol when I installed my wp25, my wife was sitting on the couch watching tv and said "someone's phone is ringing"
Me:"I don't hear anything"
Her:muted tv " listen it's in vibrate, where's the phone?"
Lol. We just got used to it eventually

evolutionZ
02/01/2014, 11:41 PM
Really? My wp25 is so quiet I had to put my ears on the magnet to hear it working. It's even quieter den my razor's fans.

kipper31
02/02/2014, 01:56 AM
I've been running a WP 25 for 5 months now it's dead silent.Installed two WP40 on a new system two weeks ago and they are both dead silent.I have to put my ear on the glass to hear them.Both are running on full flow mode.

SeargentSlice
02/02/2014, 06:33 AM
I added 2 wp 25 on Friday runnin them in else mode with no white noise sounds like a motocross race way off in the distance.

Yodeling
02/09/2014, 09:52 PM
I just replaced my MP40 with a WP40 and, although MUCH quieter than the MP40, the WP40 is definitely not dead silent. If I have it running at W1/S3 (wave 1 at low power), then yes, it's silent, but other modes that ramp up to full power, it does sound like a cell phone on vibrate. My tank is very quiet so it might be more noticeable than most. Just my observation.

Rognin
02/10/2014, 03:15 PM
Mine got very loud after a couple months. I switched it out for a 6105 and use it as a mixing pump.

I agree, like my 9+y/o tunze's :D

This, my powerheads are the least of my issues with Tunze's.

joekidwell
02/10/2014, 04:42 PM
My room sounds like a hydro electric plant and I wouldn't have it any other way.

bradleybradley
02/10/2014, 04:52 PM
I don't own one of these pumps, but considering that they are bargain-priced I wouldn't be surprised if their motors were subjected to poor quality control. The motors in some cases may be of a higher quality than some others, potentially leading to differences in sound.

mayjong
02/10/2014, 04:58 PM
my two wp 25's and 1 wp40 when added up aren't as load as my old mp10.
i wouldn't call them dead silent, but very quiet.
my tunze is quieter though